Broken & Bankrupt: the NRA in 2021

2021 has been a disaster for the NRA, and Wayne LaPierre in particular. From their travels through the court system to answer for its various misdeeds, to the lurid details of mismanagement and incompetence coming out of those court cases, to a diminished balance sheet, to the various forms of extremism it has embraced, to its waning influence in American politics, the past year at the NRA is one Wayne LaPierre and NRA leaders would like you to forget.

NRA Bankruptcy Dismissed After Trial


The NRA viewed bankruptcy as a proverbial get-out-of-jail-free card that would solve all its political, financial, and legal troubles. Instead, the bankruptcy process and the recent trial testimony have irreparably damaged the NRA.

Recent Filings

New York and DC Attorneys General Investigations
March 2, 2022

Filing Summary The Court’s decision allowed 15 of the 18 causes of action alleged by the NYAG in her Complaint to proceed. The NRA, along with individual defendants Wayne LaPierre and John Frazer, had attempted to have large parts of the case dismissed. The judge’s decision opens with an acknowledgement that “the Attorney General’s allegations […]

NRA v. Ackerman, Texas
February 28, 2022

Filing Summary This Pre Trial order by the NRA and Ackerman McQueen spells out the claims and counterclaims at issue in the NRA v. Ackerman litigation. The case was settled by the parties shortly before trial.

New York and DC Attorneys General Investigations
February 25, 2022

Filing Summary The schedule envisions fact discovery in the case being completed by June 1, 2022, with any dispositive motions filed by October 13, 2022. This would put the case on track for trial in the middle of 2023.